Trampoline Injury Research – Over the Past 13 Years
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt — and a new study shows trampolines are responsible for a lot of hurts. More than 1 million people went to emergency departments for trampoline-related injuries between 2002 and 2011, with nearly 300,000 of those injuries involving broken bones, according to a new study. And these injuries don’t come cheap — the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics study showed that the total emergency department expenses for them was $1 billion, and more than $400 million for fractures specifically (Huffington Post).
Here is a rough outline of a progression of reputable reports starting in 2006:
2006: An Australian report breaks down the cause of injuries on playground equipment. Trampolines are shown to be the cause of 23% of all reported injuries.
2007: ED visits for trampoline-related injuries in 2000–2005 increased in frequency by 113% over the number of visits for 1990–1995. Trampoline use at home continues to be a significant source of childhood injury morbidity.
2009: New research indicates there has not been a decline in trampoline injuries since the introduction of pads and enclosures on consumer trampolines and they are, therefore not effective.
2012: This new research indicates that the more severe proportion of injuries on traditional trampolines can be significantly reduced with appropriate trampoline design.
This 2012 report was put out long after engineers went to work on building the Springfree Trampoline, but it only added to the long list of statistics arguing in favor of a new trampoline design.
Well, we know here at Recreation Unlimited that trampolines can be fun and safe, and that is why we have looked far and wide for the safest trampoline available. We are proud to sell Springfree Trampolines, the safest trampolines available! You may speak with the very knowledgeable sales staff here on which product in this line suits your needs and interest, and you can rest assured that you will be provided the safest trampoline environment possible, for years of jumping enjoyment.